NOUS41 KWBC 131218



Public Information Statement, Seeking Public Comment

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

818 AM EDT Tue Aug 13 2013


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:    Kevin Scharfenberg

         NWS Pilot Program Manager


Subject: Soliciting Comments on the Emergency Response Tool

         Through March 19, 2014


NWS is seeking user comments on its Emergency Response Tool

(ERTool) through March 19, 2014. The NWS Weather Forecast Office

in New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (LIX) and Southern Region

Headquarters (SRH) are testing a new Web Page designed for

mobile devices. This page, designed for emergency managers and

first responders, would bring our most popular services into

easily accessible buttons that would allow the end user to

access the data they need quickly. The Emergency Response Tool

is available at the following URL:


Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form available

online at:


Comments will be collected from August 8, 2013, until March 19,

2014. At that time, the NWS will evaluate feedback to determine

whether to transition the ERTool to operational status,

discontinue it, or revise and extend the experimental feedback



For questions regarding this notice or the ERTool, contact:


     Kenneth Graham

     Meteorologist in Charge

     NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge

     985-649-0357 x 222


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